Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00
Having had the privilege of serving as the current president of the Westbury Schools PTA Council, I am now setting my sights on running in the Board of Education election taking place May 21 this year. I am running for election because I am committed to the success of the students in our community. There is a lot of work to be done to overcome the challenges of these economic times when making the decisions that determine how our tax dollars are spent towards educating our community’s students. Voting for me is a way to support student pursuit of excellence. My voice represents a significant cross section of our community’s diverse stakeholders’ interests. Each and every child’s opportunity to receive an education in our district must produce a measurable outcome so they will be competitive in either college or in the global economy workplace. The realized benefit of strengthening our schools enhances our property values and strengthens the local economy by attracting good businesses and employers. My goals are to set district priorities in a direction that increases mutual trust and respect amongst the stakeholders and optimizes both our educational delivery system and the management of resources. I am the right person to make a difference in the overall quality in the future of our district for our children and community.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00
The Community Emergency Response Team program helps individuals prepare for emergencies—large-scale ones like Superstorm Sandy and smaller ones like minor fires. The program’s new classes start in June.
Team Director Michael Arcari said the sessions help people know what is needed in an emergency situation and how they can help others. It also provides knowledge on how to assist first responders and groups like the Red Cross.
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
Doug Ingram was recently named the new chief of the Westbury Fire Department.
Ingram grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Westbury High School in 1974. After graduating, he joined the Navy where he spent two years stationed in Italy. When he was honorably discharged in 1979, he joined the Westbury fire department and has been involved there ever since.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Avenging the previous day’s loss and moving themselves one step closer to a possible county title, the Carle Place Frogs Softball team beat out the Locust Valley Falcons Wednesday, May 15 in a game two rematch for the Nassau County Class B Semi-Final, 12-3.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.